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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$51,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$55,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$932 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.4
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 34.6
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 179.6 180.4
Height, Overall (in) 51.5 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 108.7
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.26 13.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.4 x 1.34 14.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR19 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/40ZR19 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 453 @ 7750 414 @ 8300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 357 @ 5000 295 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/262 4.0/244
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.40
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.85
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.06
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.58
Trans Type 7 6
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ferrari California BMW M3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 (2010) 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 11.6
 
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